Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Good, The Bad and the Only Too Human
I know the last thing the free world needs is another comment about Tiger Woods, but I just can't resist it.
Is he a good man? A bad man?
A good man is a protector of women and children and sometimes the sole provider in a family, particularly when the children are young. A man who is particularly successful at these things is likely financially secure, intelligent and healthy, jam packed with just the kind of genes the female of the species is hard wired to want to pass on.
Tiger Woods is a very successful man who people clearly identified as 'a good man' and because of his success and 'goodness', women were drawn to him. The problem? It seems he took advantage of several women he had no intention of providing for or protecting and somebody, I'm guessing one of the women, told his wife. Women don't take that sort of thing, if you'll pardon the terrible way I'm going to put it, lying down anymore.
But Tiger Woods didn't kill, maim or mutilate anyone. It doesn't seem that he fathered any unwanted children.
His being good or bad is moot. Few of us will ever meet him and find out. What we know for sure is that he's human and he erred. So have we all.
Go play golf, Tiger.